Artisan Greek Rare Vanilla Fir Raw Honey - 1kg

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What makes Vanilla Fir special?

  • It also has a much lower level of sugars than other honeys, being particularly low in glucose meaning it usually never crystallises.
  • Vanilla Fir only comes from the region of Mount Mainalo in the Peleponnese in Greece, no where else in the world.
  • It isn't produced every year. 2019 is a good year but other years there is little or none available.
  • This honey is exceptionally low in moisture - just over 14% (we had our batch analysed).
  • It is the only Greek honey with Protected Designation of Origin - this is the only place in the world you will find this honey.

This is a honey that I thought we would never find - it is very rare and very highly valued and stock is normally snapped up in advance.  However, this year has been a good year for honey (so there is more available) and Thomas has persuaded his cousin/friend Giotis (never quite sure of the distinction in Greece, Thomas seems to have a lot of cousins!).

Giotis lives close to Mount Mainlo and has agreed to supply some Vanilla Fir via Thomas. So that is how we are able to introduce Vanilla Fir to you from the Black Fir tree that grows on Mount Mainalo in the Peleponnese in Greece. I wouldn't normally sell honey from a beekeeper I haven't met but Thomas has vouched for him and I have had the honey analysed (and that's all good, no heating and it has all the key characteristics of a Vanilla Fir). This honey has been granted Protected Designation of Origin, because of its uniqueness and rarity. It comes from no where else in the world apart from the area around Mount Mainalo. 

Flavour: Thomas' Raw Greek Vanilla Fir honey Vanilla fir is a thick, earthy, creamy honeydew honey which has a flavour with hints of vanilla and caramel. 

Colour: When runny, the colour of this honey is quite light, with shades of pearl or caramel. 

Where it comes from: This honey only comes from the fir forests of Mount Mainalon in the Peloponnese in the region of Arcadia, no where else in the world. This is where the rare Black Fir tree grows.

More on honeydew honey: Fir tree honey is known as a honeydew, because it is from the sap and resin of the tree not from flower nectar. Honeydews are high in oligosaccharides, which are known for their prebiotic qualities- aiding digestion.

About the beekeeper: It was brought to us by Thomas and his cousin, who has the hives for the Vanilla Fir honey. Thomas is a young Greek beekeeper, who is planning to take over his family's hives, which are in secluded forest glades in and around mountains of central Greece. He has great enthusiasm for raw honey and natural hive products.

Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.

About Us - Here at The Raw Honey Shop we take honey very seriously and we believe honey should be RAW, unpasteurised and 100% natural. Since 2008 we've been introducing our customers to a whole new world of pure all natural unpasteurised raw honey. With a product catalogue consisting of over 30 different raw and organic honeys we have a variety to suit all tastes.

Thank you for visiting our shop and we look forward to introducing you to a world of raw, pure and truly wonderful natural honey, the way the bees would want it!

*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystalization. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*

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JR
11 October 2021
Jean
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A Real Taste Of Vanilla

Another excellent Raw Honey

LD
19 September 2021
Leila
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Superb

Opening that bottle there is an aroma which brings back childhood memories of walks in the forest. A truly amazing honey.

PP
29 August 2021
Pauline
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great again

Quality, taste excellent as always. Delivery when expected and we’ll packaged.

NK
07 June 2021
Nurul
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Vanilla Fir Honey

I had bought dozens of variant kilo jar honey in the several years past but none as delectable as the Vanilla Fir. I love rare and unique honey and this one didn’t disappoint, I was delighted with the taste of this honey and more importantly for me, the sugar content is very low compared to others, that’s why this will remain on the number 1 spot and be one of my precious possessions. My first taste of the Vanilla Fir was couple of years ago when it was first introduced, so I bought two 1 kilo jars, and they were absolutely delicious hence my approval, praise and admiration of it. I recently bought a 5kg tin of the Vanilla Fir as I couldn’t find just the kilo jar, I was disappointed to find that the honey is set and the taste is not exactly as the previous jars. To be fair, it did state that it could either be set or in a runny state and also I appreciate that not all the batches will be exactly the same. I was hoping the honey would be runny as my previous experience with it had shown that no matter what temperature the honey was in, it remained runny, a proof for me of it’s low sugar content as generally the more sugar that a honey contains the more likelihood of it crystalising. The 5kg tin is in a set state, maybe due to the volume of the honey in the tin, it has set. Overall, this is an excellent honey, it’s just that I miss the previous batch and it’s exact taste and consistency. Many thanks to Tim at the Raw Honey Shop for introducing the Vanilla Fir honey to us and apologies for not writing a review in the past.

NB
26 April 2021
N
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Greek vanilla fir honey

Delicious honey! Can’t stop eating it. Thanks Sun Trigg

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4.8 Based on 70 Reviews
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2
3 ?
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1
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4% 
3
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JR
11 October 2021
Jean
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A Real Taste Of Vanilla

Another excellent Raw Honey

LD
19 September 2021
Leila
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Superb

Opening that bottle there is an aroma which brings back childhood memories of walks in the forest. A truly amazing honey.

PP
29 August 2021
Pauline
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great again

Quality, taste excellent as always. Delivery when expected and we’ll packaged.

NK
07 June 2021
Nurul
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Vanilla Fir Honey

I had bought dozens of variant kilo jar honey in the several years past but none as delectable as the Vanilla Fir. I love rare and unique honey and this one didn’t disappoint, I was delighted with the taste of this honey and more importantly for me, the sugar content is very low compared to others, that’s why this will remain on the number 1 spot and be one of my precious possessions. My first taste of the Vanilla Fir was couple of years ago when it was first introduced, so I bought two 1 kilo jars, and they were absolutely delicious hence my approval, praise and admiration of it. I recently bought a 5kg tin of the Vanilla Fir as I couldn’t find just the kilo jar, I was disappointed to find that the honey is set and the taste is not exactly as the previous jars. To be fair, it did state that it could either be set or in a runny state and also I appreciate that not all the batches will be exactly the same. I was hoping the honey would be runny as my previous experience with it had shown that no matter what temperature the honey was in, it remained runny, a proof for me of it’s low sugar content as generally the more sugar that a honey contains the more likelihood of it crystalising. The 5kg tin is in a set state, maybe due to the volume of the honey in the tin, it has set. Overall, this is an excellent honey, it’s just that I miss the previous batch and it’s exact taste and consistency. Many thanks to Tim at the Raw Honey Shop for introducing the Vanilla Fir honey to us and apologies for not writing a review in the past.

NB
26 April 2021
N
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Greek vanilla fir honey

Delicious honey! Can’t stop eating it. Thanks Sun Trigg